Aperture 226

Spring 2017

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12 x 9 1/4 inches 132 pages 978-1-59711-4-189

Aperture: The Magazine of Photography and Ideas
“American Destiny”


“In this contentious moment in history, the stories we tell are a social responsibility.” —Sandra Cisneros


How does the photographer navigate our new national order? As debates about the economic future of the United States continue into a controversial presidential administration, the spring issue of Aperture, “American Destiny,” offers an urgent reflection on photography, labor, and community. From agricultural workers to those toiling on the factory floor, from regional cities weathering years of postindustrial decline to refugee populations assimilating into the heartland, the photographers featured in this issue are bound by a desire to reveal how lives are shaped by the ebb and flow of the economy. “American Destiny” maps geographies of economic promises unfulfilled, weighing how the interrelated factors of class, sexism, education, shifting demographics, racism, and stagnant wages have influenced social life in the United States.


FRONT
Redux
Sara Knelman on Photoanalysis, 1973


Collectors: The Travel Writers
Contributions by William Finnegan, Pico Iyer, Suketu Mehta, and Stephanie Rosenbloom


Dispatches
Kaya Genç on Istanbul


Curriculum
by Moyra Davey and Jason Simon


BACK
Object Lessons
Worker Badges from G. & G. Precision Works, ca. 1940


WORDS
Editors’ Note: American Destiny


Witness: LaToya Ruby Frazier in Conversation with Kellie Jones
The enduring images of the civil rights movement


The Working Life 
How do photographs describe the work we do?
by David Campany


Chauncy Hare's Protest
A trenchant view of 1970s America
by Rebecca Bengal


Central Valley: Katy Grannan in Conversation with Sarah M. Miller
Under blinding sunlight, the people of Highway 99


Fred Lonidier: The Agitator
Labor relations, union dues, and visual activism
by Brian Wallis


Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales
Dreams and illusions of the postwar economy

by Drew Sawyer


PICTURES
Gregory Halpern
Introduction by Brian Sholis


Alessandra Sanguinetti
Introduction by Chris Jennings


Carolyn Drake
Introduction by Garnette Cadogan


Mark Neville
Introduction by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa


Kathya Maria Landeros
Introduction by Sandra Cisneros


Anthony Lepore
Introduction by Jonathan Griffin


Jim Goldberg & Donovan Wylie
Introduction by Laura Wexler and Chris Klatell

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